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Contracting in Ghana – payroll services

  • Country name :
    Republic of Ghana
  • Population :
    26.1 million (2013 PRB)
  • Capital city :
    Accra
  • Languages spoken :
    English, African languages including Akan & Ewe
  • Major religion :
    Christianity, indigenous beliefs and Islam

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From early planning advice to emergency payroll for imminent work, Link Global Management can help you with your work arrangements.

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Contracting in Ghana

Payroll services

Work Permits & Visas in Ghana

Thinking of contracting?

From early planning advice to emergency payroll for imminent work, Link Global Management can help you with your work arrangements.

Get in touch with one of our advisors now using the phone number at the top of the page, or use our online form and email services.

The Labour and Social Issues Ministry is in charge of the policies for the employment of foreign citizens. Work permits are issued to foreigners by local institutions (labour office, immigration sector) and the Directory of Immigration in Labor and Social Issues.

Foreigners must apply for either a work permit or a work registration certificate. Citizens of the EU and Schengen area are exempt from the obligation to apply for a work permit or a work registration certificate.

The work permit can vary depending on the type of economic activity that the foreigners wiII perform in Albania. Type NP work permits are issued to employees who have legally entered Albania, fall in the list eligible for this type of permit and have regular employment contracts.

Foreign citizens who plan to stay in Albania for more than 90 days within a 180-day period and who have entered Albania with a Type D visa or without a visa can apply for a residence permit The duration of a residence permit may be three months, six months, one year, two years or five years, or the permit may be permanent.

Social Security in Ghana

Employers and employees contribute to a social security fund a percentage over the calculated monthly salary. The total contribution is 27.9%, of which 16.7% is paid by the employer, and 11.2% is paid by the employee. The contribution consists of a social security contribution of 24.5% and a health security contribution of 3-4%.

The contribution is calculated on the monthly salary, from a minimum amount of ALL 18,295 to a maximum amount of ALL 91,475. The contribution must be paid to the tax authorities by the 20th day of the following month.

Self-employed persons must pay a contribution of 30%of the minimal salary, which is ALL 18,295.

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Ghana

Ghana

Population 26.1 million (2013 PRB)
Capital city Accra
Language English, African languages including Akan & Ewe
Major religion Christianity, indigenous beliefs and Islam
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